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Ross Mathews: The Host With The Most

“I’ve never thought of myself as leading man material,” says TV personality and newly minted talk show host Ross Mathews. “But I love to be proven wrong!”  

It isn’t his impressive resume which makes it so easy to prove him wrong. Sure, he’s held his own next to queens like RuPaul and Chelsea Handler (as a regular panelist and guest host of Chelsea Lately.)...

Cason Crane: The Altitude Activist

The gays have a long history with mountains. We nearly broke our backs rushing to theaters to see Jake Gyllenhaal try to quit Heath Ledger. We’ve always adored Dolly’s Partons. And a very special Gaye himself taught us there ain’t no mountain high enough.

And that’s something 20-year-old mountaineer Cason Crane knows firsthand. The New Jersey native not only became the fifth-youngest person to climb...

William Kapfer: The Compassionate Connector

Throughout his career, William Kapfer has helped usher in a sea change in the way businesses market to the LGBT community. “We have gone from being ignored to becoming integral and indispensable to the success of the world’s leading consumer brands,” he says. “According to our friends at Witeck Communications, the buying power of our LGBT brothers and sisters was nearly $800 billion in 2012....

Rashad Robinson: The Change Agent

At 34, Rashad Robinson is executive director of Color of Change, making him one of the youngest leaders in America’s equality and civil rights movement. And he’s taking what he learned from one of the country’s most influential organizations and using it to help usher in a new era of crowdsourced activism. But activism, Robinson notes, is something that comes to him almost naturally. “I grew...

Perez Hilton: The Bad Boy Gone Good

Once upon a time, the cyber realm was tyrannized by a wicked queen named Perez Hilton. He used his poisonous gossip blog to bully Disney princesses and force fairy princes out of their closets. Then, after years of profiting off the victimization of others, something melted Hilton’s icy heart and inspired him to reform his catty ways.

In the fall of 2010, Perez participated in...

Edinbrrrr…! Great Scot! Finding The historic Haunts (And Hot Men In Kilts) In Scotland’s Capital City

It's Dreich—wet, dismal, dreary—and cauld, as they might say here. Gale-force winds threaten to send me hurtling off the Scott Monument. A tower of Gothic spires and protruding gargoyles representing characters from Sir Walter Scott’s novels, it resembles a sandstone spaceship poised for takeoff.

I hang on for dear life; I’m staying right here.

Edinburgh, you quickly learn, has earned its reputation for stroppy weather....

Cover Guy: Joe Putignano

Joe Putignano has lived a lot of life in his 30 some-odd years. A world-class gymnast with Olympic dreams, athletics all too soon took a backseat to drugs, alcohol, depression and eventual homelessness. Joe’s new book, Acrobaddict, out in September, is a compelling chronicle of his journey from young Boston kid in the gym to heroin addict on the streets of New York to performing...

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